Archive for August, 2008

With the Merrimack Dam gone, the Souhegan River has changed

Friday, August 29th, 2008


souhegan-up-river-20080829-pano.jpg, originally uploaded by marcn.

This morning I walked down to the Souhegan from behind the High School’s baseball field and was surprised by just how much lower the river was!

Here is a slide show of some of the photos I took from the section of the river above the former dam to near where it crosses under Route 3.

Souhegan River, post Merrimack Dam (as a Slideshow)

I recommend folks to take the fairly easy walk down and check it out yourself.

Eric Hutchins of NOAA Restoration Center and some other folks from NHDES Dam Bureau as well as some Boston College students taking some location measurements today. Just where the river bed will end up is still unclear until we have a few seasonal floods. The two little islands are no longer islands (see the Google Map of the area) and sit on a 4″ high sandy area. Looking down in the water you can see a much of sand moving, so there will be lots of change there. The nice thing is most places are shallow, rocky and calm enough to just walk across the river. The water level up beyond the highway through to Wildcat Falls are unchanged.

Spencer and Griffin get advice from Senator Joe Biden

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008


Well, thanks for Obama’s 4:30am text message, it is time to drag these 2006 photos out…

Here are some of my other photos of Joe Biden from the run up to the 2008 Presidential Campaign in New Hampshire.

Senator Joe Biden & Nozell/Thomas family
Nozell/Thomas family with Joe Biden at Manchester Democrats Picnic

Senator Joe Biden talking to Addy
Senator Joe Biden talking to Addy

Tall Ships in Portsmouth

Saturday, August 16th, 2008


Tire Damage, originally uploaded by marcn.

Yesterday I took a few of the kids to Portsmouth to see the tall ships Friendship and Roseway. These close shots showing lots of texture came out well.

Slideshow of Tall Ships @ Portsmouth